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Startups

Venture Mentoring Service Backs Budding Businesses

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) offers something more valuable than money or prizes. Instead, it offers free, unbiased business advice from experienced entrepreneurs for as long as you need it.
Alice Waugh slice.mit.edu

Trading Business for Bikes

18 years ago, Fred Ackerman '96 took a month-long sabbatical from his consulting job and never went back.
Julie Barr slice.mit.edu

Plan a Wedding, Save a Farm

Sam McElhinney MBA '17 found a way to save New England's small farms, family estates, orchards, and other largely undeveloped properties and allow them to host events without giving up their properties.
Julie Barr slice.mit.edu

Revitalizing Ancient Art with Robotics

A lover of art and of tools, Ted Acworth MBA '07 used his mechanical engineering background to design a custom robotic manufacturing system to create mosaics.
Julie Barr slice.mit.edu

Authors

Alum Books Podcast: Treating Healthcare

Raisa Deeber '71, SM '71, PhD '77 shines a light on the strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s healthcare policies and considers what countries like the United States might emulate moving forward.
Joe McGonegal slice.mit.edu

Alum Books Podcast: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

A photo of acclaimed scientist Enrico Fermi running down a beach, vying to beat his peers in a race, is a fitting metaphor for Fermi’s life and career, says biographer David N. Schwartz PhD ’80.
Joe McGonegal slice.mit.edu